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calciphylaxis cal·ci·phy·lax·is (kāl'sə-fə-lāk'sĭs,)
An adaptive response following induced systemic hypersensitivity to a calcifying factor such as vitamin D and an agent such as a metallic salt, usually resulting in localized inflammation and calcification of tissues.

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